Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
Reminiscent of Shine by Lauren Myracle and Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, you'll race through this YA novel as seventeen-year-old Dinah pieces together the mystery that surrounds the near death of her fourteen-year-old cousin Claire.
While Claire is holding on her for her life in the hospital, Dinah goes in search of the boy Claire writes about in her journal. The boy who forced her to do something she didn't want to do. The boy who caused her such humiliation that the thought of having to live one more day was just too much.
Dinah is on a mission for revenge, but as things start to unfold, her plan isn't as simple as it seemed.
"McQuein's talent shines in this compelling character study."--Kirkus
"All in all, a very satisfying read and I would highly recommend it."--Exmainer.com
"This book will likely appeal to young teen readers who enjoy action-oriented mysteries. . . There is plenty of room for a facilitator-led discussion regarding choices made by the characters throughout the story, as it addresses heavy topics that some readers could use help processing."--VOYA
"McQuein's subplots give the story added substance, and Dinah's broken relationship with her mother underpins much of the novel's psychological dimension and offers moments of powerful storytelling."--Publisher's Weekly